Ly­onch­hen meets the Pres­i­dent of Ice­land

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Thuk­ten Norbu Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay met H.E. Dr. Ola­fur Rag­nar Grims­son, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Ice­land on the 4th of Feb, 2015. Wel­com­ing the Pres­i­dent, Ly­onch­hen con­veyed the warm greet­ings of His Majesty the King and said it was an hon­our to re­ceive the Pres­i­dent in Bhutan. Ly­onch­hen said that Ice­land’s ef­forts in mo­bil­is­ing aware­ness to­ward com­bat­ing cli­mate change is highly re­garded and in­formed the Pres­i­dent that the Hi­malayan re­gion was vul­ner­a­ble to the dire con­se­quences of cli­mate change and ex­treme weather con­di­tions. Ly­onch­hen fur­ther said that de­vel­op­ing a con­scious ap­proach to­ward mit­i­gat­ing and pre­vent­ing such detri­men­tal ef­fects was ex­tremely nec­es­sary. Dur­ing the meet­ing, Ly­onch­hen and the Pres­i­dent dis­cussed about ex­pe­dit­ing co­op­er­a­tion on healthy tourism, preser­va­tion of glaciers, geo­ther­mal en­ergy and green­house agri­cul­ture among oth­ers. Ly­onch­hen thanked Dr. Grims­son for ex­ert­ing lead­er­ship in ini­ti­at­ing the Third POL Cir­cle meet­ing, the open­ing cer­e­mony of which will be held at the Tashi Taj ho­tel to­mor­row. The Pres­i­dent thanked Ly­onch­hen for the ex­tra­or­di­nary good­will and re­cep­tion ac­corded to him and his del­e­ga­tion dur­ing their stay in the coun­try and said that he looked for­ward to a very suc­cess­ful visit.

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